On August 31st The Minister of the Environment officially declared 18 new marine protected areas in The Bahamas, four of which are located in Abaco. The East Abaco Creeks National Park, Cross Harbour National Park, The Marls National Park and The Blue Holes National Park are officially on the map!
There have been many causes for celebration, but no champagne toast has ever felt more rewarding than this one!
Thank you to all the groups, individuals and students who took the time to attend meetings, write letters of support, lobby the Bahamas government and most importantly, remain dedicated to seeing these areas protected. Thank you to our political leaders for supporting the community in this endeavor.
What a win for conservation!!! I hope you are as proud as we are to be part of this lasting legacy for Abaco and The Bahamas.